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U.N.: 48-Hour Work Week Common Except in U.S.

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U.N.: 48-Hour Work Week Common Except in U.S.

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U.N.: 48-Hour Work Week Common Except in U.S.

U.N.: 48-Hour Work Week Common Except in U.S.

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A U.N. report on working time around the world shows that Americans work short hours compared to other countries. Only 18 percent or Americans work more than 48 hours per week. Even in a European country like England, a greater percentage of people work 48 hours or more. And then there's Peru and South Korea where close to half the workers in those countries put in 48 hour work weeks.